School of Nursing

The career goal of the Nursing Program at St. Mary's School of Nursing is to become a Registered Nurse (RN). The Cooperative ASN Program at the school is provided through a partnership of St. Mary's School of Nursing and Marshall University. The length of program is two academic years, and the degree awarded is Associate of Science in Nursing from Marshall University.

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Two classes are admitted yearly, one in August and one in January. Applicants are selected on a competitive basis. Financial Aid is available through Marshall University.

For more information or an application, contact:

Admissions Office
St. Mary's School of Nursing
2900 First Avenue
Huntington, WV 25702

** Disclaimer: We are currently reviewing the scoring of points listed on this application. The new application will be ready in late November with the corrected point system. You may use this application, being aware that the points listed will be changed.

Facts About the School

  • Founded in 1926
  • Oldest Program in West Virginia still in operation
  • More than 4,000 graduates

Admission Requirements for High School Applicants

  • High School GPA minimum of 3.00
  • Minimum ACT Composite of 18
  • At least a "C" on any college courses taken

Applicants With at Least 12 College Credits

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum grade of "C" on any non-nursing courses already completed
  • Minimum 2.00 QPA on all college work attempted at Marshall University
  • Minimum overall 2.00 QPA on all college work completed

Recommended High School Courses

  • College prep track
  • English - 4 units
  • Science - 3 units
  • Math - 2 units
  • Social Studies - 3 units

State Accreditation

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
90 MacCorkle Ave. SW
Suite 203
South Charleston, WV 25383

National Accreditation

The Associate Degree nursing program at St. Mary’s/Marshall University Associate of Science in Nursing Program located in Huntington, West Virginia is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 975-5000

 The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the St. Mary’s/Marshall University Cooperative Associate of Science in Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

Non-Nursing Courses Taken at Marshall University (30 Credits)

  • Anatomy (BSC 227) - 4 credits
  • Chemistry (CHM 203/205) - 3 credits
  • Microbiology (BSC 250) - 4 credits
  • Nutrition/Diet Therapy (DTS 314) - 3 credits
  • English (ENG 101 & 102) - 6 credits
  • Physiology (BSC 228) - 4 credits
  • Psychology (PSY 201 & 311) - 6 credits

Nursing Courses Taken at St. Mary's (42 Credits)

  • Fundamentals of Nursing (NUR 120) - 8 credits
  • Health Alteration I (NUR 220) - 8 credits
  • Health Alteration II (NUR 230) - 7 credits
  • Health Alteration III (NUR 241) - 9 credits
  • Psychiatric Nursing (NUR 225) - 4 credits
  • Maternal-Child Nursing (NUR 235) - 6 credits

Clinical experience is included in ALL nursing courses.

Places for clinical experience include:

  • St. Mary's Medical Center
  • Cabell Huntington Hospital
  • Mildred Mitchell Bateman Hospital
  • Woodlands Retirement Community
  • River Park Hospital
  • Physician offices
  • Other community-based healthcare facilities